I have always thought that political journalism should be more than an information provider, also helping citizens understand political matters and fight power abuses, as a debate forum and a watchdog.
However, as the time passes by, it seems more and more evident to me that journalism has a penchant for highlighting conflicts and it is going towards media negativity, especially during election time. Is it something to which you can agree?
Nevertheless, there are only limited proofs that political journalism is influenced by partisan bias, while there are important differences across countries and media systems, meaning that the context has a big impact on how media behave.
Do you see clear differences among European media outlets due to the country they are in? Or do you think it’s a wider issues, meaning Europe/Asia/Africa/USA differentiation?
Are you worried about the evolution of political journalism?
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